Painting "Derelict Facade" by Hunter Madsen

"Derelict Facade"


"In the classic pattern of the oppressed taking on the values of the oppressor, social radicals still sometimes think that only 'subversive' art - tense and tedious - can be serious, while things that look like big watercolors cannot be. This dismissal leaps past gender to the heart of the modernist enterprise, where Monet's delight in painting for the eye is still suspect, and Matisse's calm insistence that he saw his art as akin to a comfortable armchair for an exhausted businessman is still the most taboo of all artist manifestos."  

                      -  Adam Gopnik


TITLE - "Derelict Facade"
WHERE - Ioco Townsite, Port Moody, British Columbia (2021)